There is something very emotional about holding handspun and handloom textiles. You can not beat the feel and feeling of a true handmade product.
I have these artisan scarves in two varieties; millspun warp and millspun weft, or millspun warp and handspun weft. These are with a millspun weft, making it an even finish, but the weft is two ply, so it is extra soft and warm.
Eri silk is also called Ahimsa, or peace silk because the cocoons are harvested without killing the moth. The name "Eri' is derived from the Assamese word "era", which means "castor", because the silkworm feeds on castor plants. Eri silk has a more woolly feeling than regular commercial silk and has thermal qualities.
No optical brighteners or sizing chemicals used.
Size 60 cm wide and 200 long.
This is a pre-order for eri silk stoles. This is to support a small start-up weaver, who is still in the process of getting his workshop set up. This workshop supports his mother and aunt who do the weaving, and hopefully more women in this area as his business expands. I am assisting by placing a large order and by offering mentoring the technical aspects of running a business.
Pre-order means I will ship you the scarves the same day they reach me. This may vary depending on the postal gods and bureaucracy of import authorities.